Hampshire one of the highest in country for under-18 drink-drivers

Hampshire has one of the highest rates in the country for under-18 drink-drivers
Hampshire has one of the highest rates in the country for under-18 drink-drivers

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HAMPSHIRE has one of the highest rates in the country for under-18s caught drink-driving, figures have shown.

A Freedom of Information request by in-car camera provider Nextbase revealed that between 2008 and 2013, 276 people were caught drink-driving in the county.

Of those 276, 74 were under 16-years-old and the youngest offenders were just 14-years-old and were caught in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The total figure for Hampshire under-18 drink-drivers was only beaten by Greater Manchester, which had 409.